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HERNANDEZ - Name Meaning & Origin


HERNANDEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

"Son of Hernando," or "Son of Fernando," the Spanish form of the Old German name Ferdinand, meaning "bold voyager."

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100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
Smith, Johnson, Williams, Jones, Brown... Are you one of the millions of Americans sporting one of these top 100 common last names from the 2000 census?

Common Hispanic Surnames & Their Meanings
Learn about the origins of Hispanic last names, and the meanings of many of the most common Spanish surnames.

Hernandez DNA Family Project
DNA is being used to help researchers from common or related Hernandez families work together to find their common heritage.

Hernandez Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Hernandez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Hernandez query.

FamilySearch - HERNANDEZ Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Hernandez surname and its variations.

HERNANDEZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Hernandez surname.

Cousin Connect - HERNANDEZ Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Hernandez, and sign up for free notification when new Hernandez queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - HERNANDEZ Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Hernandez.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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